Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Guilty pleasures

Sinful - vanilla ice cream and dulce de leche
I've discovered some guilty pleasures while being here in Geneva. One is pictured right; vanilla ice cream and dulce de leche. You might remember I had a hard time finding dulce de leche last time I cooked with it, to the point I ended up making it myself. I'm happy to say that dulce de leche is quite easy to find in Geneva, though I should add that the jar below was bought at a fantastic food market in London (more on that in a later post).

The other pleasure I've discovered here is the joy of fresh bread. Nobody does bread like the French - or French-speaking Swiss. I go shopping Saturday mornings and pick up bread from my local supermarket; it's often still warm from having just come out of the oven.

I find there is sometimes no greater joy than slicing a still warm loaf of bread - crusty on the outside, soft on the inside - and spreading a generous amount of butter on.

I should add that, remarkably, I have actually managed to lose weight since arriving in Switzerland. Who would have thought?!

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